PASIR MAS: Police here have seized drugs worth RM28.6mil after carrying out two separate raids in Pasir Mas and Kuala Krai, says Kelantan police chief Comm Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun.
Comm Muhamad Zaki said the first raid in Pasir Mas was carried out by the General Operations Force, adding that 495 kilograms (kg) of syabu worth RM17.8 million was seized in Kampung Pohon Buluh at about 8.30 pm on Monday (March 6).
"Prior to the raid, members of the PGA 9 Batallion were patrolling the area when they chanced upon a suspicious white car on the road shoulder. There was no one in the car," he said.
He added that when the car was checked, sacks of small packets labelled as coffee were found to actually contain syabu.
"The drugs are believed to have been smuggled in from a neighbouring country," said Comm Muhamad Zaki when speaking to media at the Pasir Mas district police headquarters here on Tuesday (March 7)
Muhamad Zaki said no arrests were made but all items, including the car was seized and the case investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
In the second raid carried out in Kuala Krai at 7.15 am police seized syabu worth RM10.8mil that was packed in courier bags at a rubber plantation in Kampung Batu Balai.
Muhamad Zaki said police inspected a car and found 12 sacks in the passenger seat with every sack containing 25 courier bags from a neighbouring country that contained drugs.
"The driver of the car was heading to Gua Musang from Sungai Durian but realising the presence of police abandoned the car in a rubber plantation and fled," he said. - Bernama